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ELIZABETH GEHMAN

Born: Aug 07, 1937

Date of Passing: Oct 08, 2020

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ELIZABETH GEHMAN
August 7, 1937 – October 8, 2020


Elizabeth Gehman passed away on October 8, 2020, at the age of 83.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, Mary Elizabeth Doggart and Daniel Benedict Quinn. Elizabeth will be missed by her husband Clarke; sons, Patrick (Joanne), Murray (Laura), Kirby (Jennifer) and grandchildren, Hannah, Maggie, Connor, Joshua, Liam, Quinn, and Rachel.
Elizabeth was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the only daughter of Mary Doggart and career army soldier Daniel Quinn. Elizabeth's family was from Berwick-upon-Tweed in England and she had relatives all across Scotland and Ireland. After growing up in Britain and West Africa, Elizabeth emigrated to Canada to continue her nursing training in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
While in the Air Force, Elizabeth fell in love with Clarke Gehman, a young fighter pilot from BC. They were married in 1963 and together they raised three amazing sons.
Elizabeth established herself as an organizer and a leader as she became a nursing supervisor first at Portage General Hospital and then for 19 years at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg. Elizabeth did not slow down in her retirement, spending over 15 years volunteering for the Canadian Red Cross. She helped people across the US and Puerto Rico find family members and safe housing in the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes, and the 911 attack. She also spent over ten years volunteering for the Victims Services Unit of the Winnipeg Police.
Throughout her life, Elizabeth always found time to cook and bake enough to feed three growing boys and often the whole Wesmen basketball team. She enjoyed watching the Wesmen games as well as spending time with a loyal group of Wesmen fans. When grandchildren came along, she was always there for them with more baking and time for walks in Assiniboine Park and the Zoo.
Elizabeth's family would like to thank everyone at Golden West Centennial Lodge for there amazing care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.


Family and friends may sign
a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca


Glen Eden Funeral Home
204-338-7111

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 19, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I will never forget that smile...always, always there!! While always cheering the Wesmen men's team, Mrs. Gehman often came early or stayed later to cheer on our women's team as well! She made time to get to know each one of us on the team! Always positive! Thank you Mrs. Gehman for all your kind words during my time as a player. - Posted by: Sindy Derksen, (nee Janzen) (former Wesmen player) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • My deepest sympathy to Clark and family. I always enjoyed visits with Elizabeth when you brought her along to the blood donor clinic. It thrilled me to have her remember me working at the Grace hospital in the 80's. I had the deepest respect for her. I am sorry for your loss. Take of yourself and God bless. - Posted by: Ruth Driedger (Colleague) on: Feb 23, 2022

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